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Free pattern: Pebble Stitch Hat

Pebble Stitch Hat, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Cloudborn uperwash Merino Worsted Twist #yarnIf you know me in real life, you know I love free stuff. I’m that person who picks up the free pens at the bank and tries the free samples at the grocery store. So, naturally, when Craftsy contacted me to see if they would try out a new yarn, I was all in.



This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Craftsy.

My love for free things doesn’t mean that I’m not critical. After all, I love free things because I like getting value, not because I want a lot of junk in my cramped New York apartment.

So, I was eager to test the waters when these two lovely skeins of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist showed up in the mail.

Pebble Stitch Hat, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Cloudborn uperwash Merino Worsted Twist #yarnCloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist is one yarn in a line of exclusive Cloudborn Fiber yarns that Craftsy launched a few months ago.

I’m generally skeptical about ordering wool online since the texture and softness can vary so much, so I was thrilled to get my hands on the super soft Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist. Now, softness isn’t everything in a yarn, so the next step was winding it up.

Pebble Stitch Hat, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Cloudborn uperwash Merino Worsted Twist #yarnIt wound up nice and smoothly, with no snags or knots in the skein. (The yarn cakes in the photo above look a bit wonky, but that has more to do with my cats discovering them before I took pictures!)

A good winding experience is all fine and good, but how does the yarn work up?

Pebble Stitch Hat, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Cloudborn uperwash Merino Worsted Twist #yarnI actually had a completely different idea for how I would use this yarn originally, and when I was about 75% done with the sample, another designer released a pattern that basically looked the same. While it’s nice to know that great minds think alike, I decided to go back to the drawing board.

This entire hat is made from yarn that was worked into another project, unraveled, and rewound. It still held it’s shape, didn’t split, and didn’t stretch. The yarn has great stitch definition, too, so it’s perfect for showing off a simple or complex stitch pattern.

My review of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist? It’s a lovely soft yarn available in 28 beautiful colors. It winds up beautifully and can survive some serious (wo)manhandling. It’s machine washable, so it’s great for gifts, and it also has great stitch definition. It is a bit on the thinner side of medium weight, so it has a gentle drape, too.

I’m also sharing a free crochet pattern today! I’ve mentioned before my love of the pebble stitch, which I used in the free Walking in the Sand Scarf pattern. It has a great texture and it’s also perfect for a unisex project that will delight men or women.

Pebble Stitch Hat, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Cloudborn uperwash Merino Worsted Twist #yarnI thought it would be perfect in the Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist because the stitch pattern would really be visible. Enjoy!

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Pebble Stitch Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This reversible, slightly slouchy beanie is crocheted in turned rounds to enhance the textured stitch pattern.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler, 3-5 years, 6-10 years, teen/adult small). Photographed sample is teen/adult small.
    • Newborn: 11.5” (29 cm) hat circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.
    • 3-6 months: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.
    • 6-12 months: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • 3-5 years: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • 6-10 years: 19” (48 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.
    • Teen/adult small: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 8.75” (22 cm) height.

Materials

  • Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist (100% superwash Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 221 yd/201 m) – 1 skein ea in Slate Heather (CC) and Sky Blue (MC), or approximately 170 yds (155.5 m) in MC and 82 yds (75 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 8.5 rows in dc = 4” (10 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

ILC 300x250b April 2016Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BPdc – back post dc – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous row, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. Skip st in front of BPdc.
  • CC – contrast color
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPdc – front post dc – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous row, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. Skip st behind FPdc.
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in front loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.
  • MC – main color
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Ribbing

  • With CC, ch 47 (61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81) or any multiple of 4 sts + 1.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and ea ch across. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first sc and begin working in the round. – 46 (60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80) sts
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and ea st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • Rnd 2: *FPdc around next 2 sts, BPdc around next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first FPdc.
  • Rep Rnd 2 until ribbed brim measures approximately 1” (1.5”, 1.5”, 2”, 2”, 2”, 2”)/2.5 cm (4 cm, 4 cm, 5 cm, 5 cm, 5 cm, 5 cm). Join MC with sl st to first FPdc, fasten off CC.

Pebble Stitch pattern

  • Rnd 3: With MC, ch 1, sc in same st and ea st around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 5: Turn, ch 1, starting in same st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rep Rnd 5 until hat measures 2.75” (4”, 4.5”, 4.75”, 5.25”, 5.75”, 6.5”)/7 cm (10 cm, 11.5 cm, 12 cm, 13.5 cm, 14.5 cm, 16.5 cm)/, or approximately 2.25” (6 cm) shorter than desired height.
  • Continue to the decrease to crown instructions for your size.

Pebble Stitch Hat, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Cloudborn uperwash Merino Worsted Twist #yarnDecrease to crown: Newborn size only

  • Rnd 6: Turn, ch 1, *(sc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times,** invdec; rep from * around to last 8 sts, rep from * to **, join with sl st to first sc. (43 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 2 times, dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, to last st, dc in next st, join with sl st to first dc. (37 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 5 times, invdec; rep from * around to last st, sc in next st, join with sl st to first dc. (34 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, sc in next st; rep from * around to last st, dc in next st, join with sl st to first invdec. (31 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around to last 3 sts, dc in next st, invdec, join with sl st to first dc. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 11: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, sc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first invdec. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, sc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 13: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 14: Do not turn, ch 1, invdec in ea st around, do not join. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 15: Do not turn, ch1, invdec in ea st around, do not join, fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming. (3 sts)
  • Continue to instructions for finishing.

Decrease to crown: 3-6 months (6-10 years, teen/adult small) sizes only

  • Rnd 6: 6-10 YEARS ONLY: Turn, ch 1, *(sc in next st, dc in next st) 8 times, invdec, dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 6: 3-6 MONTHS (TEEN/ADULT SMALL) ONLY: Turn, ch 1, *(sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. – 56 (72) sts
  • Rnd 7: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 48 (64, 64) sts
  • Rnd 8: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 42 (56, 56) sts
  • Rnd 9: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, (sc in next st, dc in next st) twice, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first invdec. – 36 (48, 48) sts
  • Rnd 10: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) twice, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 30 (40, 40) sts
  • Rnd 11: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, sc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first invdec. – 24 (32, 32) sts
  • Rnd 12: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, sc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 18 (24, 24) sts
  • Rnd 13: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 12 (16, 16) sts
  • Rnd 14: Do not turn, ch 1, invdec in ea st around, do not join. – 6 (8, 8) sts
  • Rnd 15: Do not turn, ch1, invdec in ea st around, do not join, fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming. – 3 (4, 4) sts
  • Continue to instructions for finishing.

Decrease to crown: 6-12 months (3-5 years) sizes only

  • Rnd 6: Turn, ch 1, *(sc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. – 56 (63) sts
  • Rnd 7: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 2 times, dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 49 (56) sts
  • Rnd 8: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 2 times, dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 42 (49) sts
  • Rnd 9: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, (sc in next st, dc in next st) twice, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first invdec. – 36 (42) sts
  • Rnd 10: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) twice, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 30 (36) sts
  • Rnd 11: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, (sc in next st, dc in next st) twice; rep from * around, join with sl st to first invdec. – 25 (30) sts
  • Rnd 12: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, sc in next st, dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 20 (24) sts
  • Rnd 13: Turn, ch 1, invdec around, join with sl st to first dc. – 10 (12) sts
  • Rnd 14: Do not turn, ch 1, invdec in ea st around, do not join. – 5 (6) sts
  • Rnd 15: 6-12 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Do not turn, ch1, invdec twice, sc in last st, do not join, fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming. (3 sts)
  • Rnd 15: 3-5 YEARS SIZE ONLY: Do not turn, ch1, invdec in ea st around, do not join, fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming. (4 sts)
  • Continue to instructions for finishing.

Decrease to crown: Toddler size only

  • Rnd 6: Turn, ch 1, *(sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times,** invdec; rep from * around to last 8 sts, rep from * to **, join with sl st to first sc. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (49 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, (sc in next st, dc in next st) twice, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first invdec. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Turn, ch 1, *(dc in next st, sc in next st) twice, invdec; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 11: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, sc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around to last st, dc in next st, join with sl st to first invdec. (29 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, sc in next st, invdec; rep from * around to last st, dc in next st, join with sl st to first dc. (22 sts)
  • Rnd 13: Turn, ch 1, *dc in next st, invdec; rep from * around to last st, sc in next st, join with sl st to first dc. (15 sts)
  • Rnd 14: Do not turn, ch 1, invdec in ea st around to last st, sc in next st, do not join. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 15: Do not turn, ch1, invdec in ea st around, do not join, fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming. (4 sts)
  • Continue to instructions for finishing.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, whipstitch top of hat closed, sew edge of set up row closed, and weave in ends.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/03/12/free-pattern-pebble-stitch-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Review: Furls Heirloom Wooden Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series)

It’s that time of year where crocheters (and knitters) are starting to think about holiday gifts. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some reviews to help you find the right gifts for other crafters (or yourself!) for this holiday season.

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In this post, I’m reviewing the Furls Heirloom Wood Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series). This summer, Furls sent me a giveaway prize for the Picnic Basket Shawl crochet-a-long, and I tried it out before sending it off to Germany to the winner.

Let me start by saying that I’ve seen the Furls hooks showing up on many blogs, so I was interested in seeing how they worked. I tried out the Purpleheart wood crochet hook in US Size E/3.5 mm.

Furls Heirloom Wood #Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series) review on Underground Crafter

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What I like about this hook:

  • It’s packaged as a gift. This makes the hook feel like a wonderful indulgance when you buy one for yourself, and as though it’s “worth it” when you buy one for someone else.

Furls Heirloom Wood #Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series) review on Underground Crafter

  • It’s very smooth. The finish does’t “grip” the yarn and allows you to crochet quickly.
  • The large grip diameter allows a comfortable, relaxed grip.

Furls Heirloom Wood #Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series) review on Underground Crafter

  • It has a beautiful design and is a great conversation starter!
  • The website makes it easy to customize your own hook by choosing one of seven types of wood (each with a sample image), and one of 15 sizes from US Size D/3.25 mm through US Size Q/15 mm.

Furls Heirloom Wood #Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series) review on Underground Crafter

  • It comes with a note about care instructions, which would be helpful for a first time user of a wooden crochet hook.
  • The hook’s price remains the same across different sizes and types of wood.

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What might take some getting used to about this hook:

  • Like many wooden hooks, it doesn’t have the company name or the hook size on the hook. If you have several sizes in the same wood finish, it might take you a moment to choose the right size.
  • The shorter shaft of the hook may make it challenging to quickly create stitches with multiple yarn overs, like bullions or puffs.
  • Crocheters who prefer hooks inline hooks may find it harder to pull the yarn through their loops with the tapered throat of this hook.
  • The comfort shape of this hook may take a few uses to adjust to.

Wish list tip: While the site is very easy to navigate, the customization options may be too confusing if someone is trying to buy you a Furls hook as a gift (especially if they aren’t also crocheters). Not too worry – Furls also offers gift cards.

Furls Heirloom Wood #Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series) review on Underground CrafterThe Furls Heirloom Wood Crochet Hooks (Alpha Series) hooks currently sell for $79.99. You can find more Furls crochet hooks, yarn bowls, and other products on their website.

Full disclosure: A crochet hook was provided to me by Furls as a giveaway prize for the Picnic Basket Shawl Crochet-a-Long. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

Craftwich Creations: Interview, Crochet Hook Review, and Giveaway!

Interview with Monica Lowe from Craftwich Creations with crochet hook review and giveaway on Underground Crafter

Today is the last in a series of weekly (Inter)National Crochet Month posts where I feature an artisanal crochet hook maker, share a review of the hooks, and offer up a giveaway where you can win your very own hand crafted crochet hook necklace!

Craftwich likes to add a touch of mystery to the packaging.

Craftwich likes to add a touch of mystery to the packaging.

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Today’s post features Monica Lowe of Craftwich Creations. Monica can be found online in the Craftwich Creations Etsy shop, and on Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry, and Twitter. Today, I’ll be sharing an interview with Monica, followed by a review of her crochet hooks, and a giveaway for you to win your very own Craftwich portable crochet hook necklace! Read on for more details.

Left: My custom Craftwich hook. Right: The giveaway prize!

Left: My custom Craftwich hook. Right: The giveaway prize!

Interview

All images in the interview are copyright Craftwich Creations and used with permission.

Interview with Monica Lowe from Craftwich Creations with crochet hook review and giveaway on Underground Crafter

Underground Crafter (UC) How did you first get started working with wood?

Monica: I tried making my first hook a few years ago, and boy did it SUCK. HA! I used an oak dowel, which was so hard to hand carve with an Xacto blade. But I really got the hang of it after taking a class on hook carving with Jimbo (of Jimbo’s Front Porch) at Crochet@Cama four years ago. Once I started, I couldn’t seem to stop, and soon my husband was asking me WHAT was I going to do with all those hooks? Worked out how I liked to make my hooks, what worked best for me, and a business was born.

Craftwich Creations Studio.

Craftwich Creations Studio.

UC: What initially inspired you to make handmade crochet hooks?

Monica: In my crafting, I always have enjoyed the process more than the finished piece. It’s always a bit disappointing when it’s finished, no mater how cool it is. SO, when I moved to the Pacific Northwest, and was able to stay home with the kids, it was a natural progression to first wanting to know how to make my own yarn, and then my own tools. I want to know my craft from the beginning to end.

Craftwich Creations shawl pins, crochet hook necklaces, and other and accessories

Craftwich Creations shawl pins, crochet hook necklaces, and other and accessories

UC: Do you crochet yourself? If not, who tests out your new hook designs?

Monica: I crochet every night, on the couch, with my Ott light and my pillow, LOL! I’m a more advant-garde hooker, so I like unusual designs, and since I tend to have crafting Short Attention Span, I like to make shawls (asymmetrical are my faves) and other patterns with a variety of stitches. I do like to have anyone I see in person test my hooks – one can never have enough feedback.

Craftwich Creations knitting needles.

Craftwich Creations knitting needles.

UC: Many crocheters have never owned a handmade hook before, and you prefer to make custom hooks. Talk us through the process of working with a customer to create a great hook.

Monica: Well, my goal with my business is to make a piece of art for everyone, that is a useful tool also. If I don’t make something with someone in mind, then I want to make something that the wood tells me it wants to be. If someone is interested in my hooks, but doesn’t see one that leaps out at them (don’t laugh, it has literally happened at a craft show!) then they can request a custom order, which is SO much fun.

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First, I need to ask what kind of grip they have, small or larger hands, and whether they use a thumb, forefinger, etc. Any quirks they might have in their hook hold. For example, I have a knife hold in my left hand, and I use my fingers to throw off the yarn. (it was dubbed the “spider crawl” by Julia M. Chambers, who wrote an excellent series of articles in Interweave Crochet on hook holds). Since crochet hooks are held differently by literally each person, some of my natural hooks will NOT work for some people, and others will be PERFECT. I want to match people up with THEIR hook. Nothing makes me more pleased than hearing someone tell me, “it fits like it was made for my hand,” or “it caught my eye right away and I love it.” That means more to me than the money (although getting paid to make people happy is nice too).

I send pictures of the hook in progress as needed. It’s a small step to take, to make sure someone loves what they get.

Craftwich Creations kits and more.

Craftwich Creations kits and more.

UC: Do you have any crochet/crafty blogs or websites you visit regularly for inspiration or community?

Monica: I wish I had more time to visit all the blogs i WANT to! I spend most of my time on Facebook, I’m afraid. But some of the blogs I have visited, besides yours, include Moogly, ReCrochetions (Laurinda Reddig, the crochet designer, is a good friend of mine), Cre8tion Crochet, Crochet Concupiscence, Fresh Stitches, and….there’s more but my brain is not working.

Craftwich Creations crochet hooks and knitting needles.

Craftwich Creations crochet hooks and knitting needles.

UC: How are you celebrating NatCroMo this year?

Monica: I am actually going to keep doing what I am doing! I have sold most of last year’s hooks, so March will be a big carving month for me – more gorgeous crochet tools for all my fellow hookers!

UC: What’s coming up for Craftwich Creations?

Monica: I will be at a few craft shows this year around the Pacific Northwest, so watch my Facebook page for details.

I always like to explore fun new fiber crafting ideas that I can make for people…at the end of last year, I really got into the large Tunisian hooks, so I’m gong to be making more and trying to get more people to try it! What a blast.

Most exciting of all for me, I’m partnering up with Laurinda Reddig of Reversible Color Crochet book fame, to create an exciting new tri-monthly crochet kit. We’ll have top notch hand painted yarn, an exciting pattern, an accessory that goes with them that I make (AND an option to get a custom hook to go with!), and best of all – a story that ties everything together and adds excitement to the kit. We’re putting together the details now, and I can’t wait to introduce the kits to everyone! Watch for details on the Ficstitches Yarn website!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Monica, and sharing your love of creativity with us!


Craftwich Creations CrochetHook Review

My custom crochet hook from Craftwich Creations.

My custom crochet hook from Craftwich Creations.

I had a great conversation with Monica via Etsy convo and email. The process was just as she describes in the interview above, where I shared my preferences (for a tapered hook), my grip (knife hold), my eccentricities (using my forefinger heavily), and my favorite hook sizes (I through K). After back and forth discussion, I even sent her a video of me crocheting, and ultimately, she created a custom US K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook for me to review. You can see the hook in action and hear my full review in the video below.

What I like about this hook:

    • It’s visually appealing.
    • It’s very smooth.
    • It’s extremely lightweight.
    • It has a long handle to avoid the abrasion against the side of your hand that sometimes happens when you use the knife grip to hold your hook.
    • The hook has a tapered throat, which I prefer to an inline hook.
    • It has a wider circumference on the handle, allowing for a more relaxed grip while crocheting.
    • It’s custom made and it actually feels custom made. It’s like Monica jumped into my mind and knew exactly what I wanted! What an awesome conversation starter.

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What might take some getting used to about this hook:

  • Crocheters who prefer hooks with inline throats to tapered hooks may find it harder to pull the yarn through their loops with this hook – but I’m sure Monica could make another one that suits inline hook lovers.
  • Neither the company name nor the hook size are indicated on the hook, so you may not remember where to order from again. Similarly, you will need a Susan Bates Knit-Chek (or something similar) to check the hook size if you have multiple Craftwich hooks.
  • The hooks has a non-standard shape, so it may not fit into your existing hook holders.

Craftwich Creations crochet hooks currently sell for $18 – $26, depending on the size, style, and wood used. You can find more of Monica’s hooks and her other products, including wood buttons and knitting needles, in the Etsy shop here.

Full disclosure: A free review sample was provided by Craftwich Creations. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

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Giveaway

Monica from Craftwich Creation is offering up a portable crochet hook necklace for one lucky U.S. reader!

This could be yours! Perfect for crocheting on the go, or to pick up dropped stitches in knitting!

This could be yours! Perfect for crocheting on the go, or to pick up dropped stitches in knitting!

So stop by Craftwich Creations and let us know your favorite hook from the shop in the comments! Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Only entries logged through the widget will be eligible to win. Good luck!

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